[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 8, 1997)]
[Pages 36485-36486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-17742]



Rural Business-Cooperative Service

National Sheep Industry Improvement Center; Notice of Board 

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Board of Directors of the National Sheep Industry 
Improvement Center announces a Board of Directors meeting to develop 
the Center's strategic plan for accomplishing the purposes of the 
Center. During the meeting time the Board will visit the office that 
will likely become the headquarters for the National Sheep Industry 
Improvement Center. The Board will also address other issues as needed. 
Public attendance is welcomed, but public input during the meeting is 
not expected.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 24 and 
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., July 25, 1997.

[[Page 36486]]

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the W-13A Conference Room at the 
USDA Rural Development State Office, 655 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Stafford, Director, Cooperative 
Marketing Division, Cooperative Services, RBS, USDA, Stop 3252, Room 
4204, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20080-3252, telephone 
(202) 690-0368. (This is not a toll free number.) E-mail: 
[email protected]. The Federal Information Relay service on 1-800-
877-8339 may be used by TDD users.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Directors for the National 
Sheep Industry Improvement Center is developing a strategic plan, as 
required in the legislation establishing the Center. The Board sought 
input into policy objectives that will guide the Center's assistance in 
strengthening the Nation's sheep and goat industries through three 
public hearings and in written comments. The hearing records and 
additional comments will be used as input in developing the strategic 
plan. The board is not looking for specific proposals or additional 
input at this time.
    The Board has tentatively decided to locate the headquarters of the 
National Sheep Industry Improvement Center in the Denver area. Federal 
space has been located in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. The Board will 
tour the potential site to make final approval of the office space.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2008j, Pub.L. 104.130.

    Dated: July 2, 1997.
Wilbur T. Peer,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-17742 Filed 7-7-97; 8:45 am]